Funny article at Electronic Gaming Monthly where they set a bunch of kids to play the old games like Pong, Donkey Kong, and Tetris.
Man that takes me back. I remember having my Atari 400 and sinking waaaaay too much time into Defender and Missile Command. Several of my friends had Commodore 64s, which had some unbelievably kick-ass games, like Matrix, Lode Runner and Fort Apache. Hot diggity.
So I guess even back in those days I was on an underdog platform. There’s probably some psychological reason I keep doing that.
Music: Papua New Guinea by FSOL
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.